Man sentenced to life for murder
A 31-year-old Dublin man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for murdering a fellow Dubliner. Paul Kelly (26), of O'Brien Hall in the city, was shot several times on April 6, 2007.
Michael Taylor (31), of Summerhill, had pleaded not guilty to his murder at Winston Ville apartments in Clontarf. However, a jury found him guilty by majority verdict earlier this month.
Search for missing sailors called off
THE search for five Russian crewmen missing from a cargo ship that sank in the Irish Sea was called off yesterday.
The five disappeared when their cargo ship sank in gale-force winds off north Wales on Sunday. After the tragedy, two men were winched to safety by an RAF helicopter co-piloted by Prince William. Another was found by an Irish Coastguard helicopter and was pronounced dead.
BAI to meet over RTE programme
THE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will meet today to discuss how to proceed with a request to investigate RTE's handling of the Fr Kevin Reynolds scandal.
A meeting of the compliance committee will be held in order to discuss the matter further. That authority had been approached by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte over the programme 'Mission to Prey', which libelled Fr Reynolds.
Two men quizzed after drugs raid
GARDAI in Dundalk were last night quizzing two Lithuanian men after cannabis worth close to €500,000 was recovered in a raid on a "very significant" cultivation operation.
Officers raided the rented house in the Seatown area of the Co Louth town at 8am. Some 800 plants, from seedlings to the dried and packed herbal cannabis, were recovered. Two men, aged 42 and 31, were detained.
Couple collect €2.6m Lotto win
A couple from north Dublin arrived at National Lottery HQ yesterday to pick up their cheque for €2.6m, which they won in the weekend draw.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked her partner to check her ticket. She said: "I was in the next room when he shouted at me to tell me I had won. I thought he was winding me up." The pair bought the winning ticket in Charlestown Shopping Centre, Finglas, Dublin. The winner from October 22 also picked up his cheque for more than €2.6m yesterday.